James Cameron Pleas To Protect The Ocean Twilight Zone
James Cameron has made a plea to protect the ocean twilight zone.
The filmmaker has descended to the “amazing place” many times to explore and study the abyssal regions of the ocean.
In 2012, it became the “first human to reach the 6.8-mile-deep undersea valley solo, Cameron arrived at the bottom with the tech to collect scientific data, specimens, and visions” – report National Geographic.
When asked what makes the twilight zone worth protecting in an interview with CNN, James details the underwater bioluminescence creatures and the importance of the ocean’s depths.
“It’s very important because you’ve got the largest mass migration of animal life on the planet that goes up and down every single day. Hundreds of millions of tons of mass moving up and down.” Most importantly, he notes that it “acts as this giant carbon pump that’s pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and taking it down into the deep ocean. It’s like a giant sequestration process.”
Cameron also criticises humans for destroying the environment and new environments that they discover. “Humans have an almost perfect record for going into new environments and basically destroying them,” he says.
In September 2021, for Climate Change Week, the filmmaker spoke at the recorded live conversation Illuminating the Abyss: Inspiration, Exploration, and Discovery in the Ocean Twilight Zone.
James highlighted further how humans exploit the planet. “Pretty much whenever we as humans get interested in something economically we start destroying it.”
He also told CNN that he thinks people don’t understand enough about the impact the ocean has on their daily life. His life on land has been changed by his deep sea studies as he has a new “wonder and respect for nature.”
James is also fully vegan, as is his family.
“I think everybody needs to internalise these choices and take responsibility.”
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